Le’Veon Bell, who appeared in five games for the Ravens earlier this year, will join Tampa Bay ahead of its Week 16 game against the Panthers, pending a physical. Fournette, who has been productive as the team’s clear-cut No. 1 this year, is expected back for the playoffs but is set to miss each of the Bucs’ final three regular-season games with a hamstring issue, per ESPN. With backup Giovani Bernard already on injured reserve with a hip ailment, Bell provides insurance behind former starter Ronald Jones II.
Widely considered one of the top backs in the game at the height of his Steelers career (2013-2018), the 29-year-old Bell has found far more mixed results since leaving Pittsburgh.
Buccaneers signing RB Le’Veon Bell. (via @TomPelissero) pic.twitter.com/6pJazttImG
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Buccaneers are signing RB Le’Veon Bell, per @TomPelissero pic.twitter.com/MojrRuV6wX
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